Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2012 Goals...Um, is it 2013 already???

Before Christmas, I was plowing through my documents in Excel and Word looking for my address list and came across a document titled, 2012 Goals.

Oh no!.  Did I actually write down my goals for 2012?  If so, I knew I had probably only met half of them.  I held my breath and opened up the file.

As I read through them, my heart sank.  I had not met even one of them.  Not one!

I had kept most of these goals in mind during the year, occasionally remembering that I had wanted to do this or do that but I hadn't opened the file once since I typed it and had not done anything to work toward these goals.

What's the point of even writing them down if you aren't going to do any work toward them?

So I have decided to post the goals here for the entire world to read. (And also to print them out so that I can at least glance at them from time to time throughout the year and not be shocked again in December.

I marked through some of the goals and updated them as necessary.

2012 2013 Goals
Run a 10k. (Train, sign up for one in the fall.)
Start taking better pictures.Learn to use my camera. (Read manual and eBook. Take a class.)
Get up to date on my picture books. (Complete 2012, start 2009, 2010, 2011,2013. Do a few pages per day.)
Clean out the garage and paint the walls.
Clean out the basement and paint the walls.
Start making $100 a month with my blog. Hahaha!  I can't even believe that was a goal.  Let's change that to - Post 4 times per week on my blog.
Memorize 12 Bible verses.
Redecorate the office.

So there you have it.  My goals for 2013. 

They all meet the criteria of a good goal.  They are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.  (That's SMART for those of you that don't remember this mnemonic device from Business Management 1101 like I do.)

I reserve the right to change any of them as I see fit during the year.  

And I might report back here from time to time to let you know how I'm doing with these goals. But I'm not going to make reporting on the goals a goal because, well, have you seen that list up there?  I think I need to get another cup of coffee!

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” - Karen Lamb


Courtney said...

I'd encourage you to sign up for a training class with Fleet Feet. They have honestly changed my life. I used to hate running and couldn't stick with it. I run a minimum of 3 times/week now and miss it if I don't. I love the guidance that the FF classes provide, but even more so I appreciate the accountability and the community that comes from a running group. There is a 10k program in the Spring and another in the Fall this year (that ones new).

BTW, I think your goals are admirable. And certainly doable!

Anonymous said...

You can reach every one of those goals....go girl!!